JAY — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3335 and its Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action National Recognition Day Ceremony at the POW/MIA Remembrance Bridge Monument of all Wars on Riley Road at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
The United Bikers of Maine will begin its 18-mile run at the Turner mall and head north on Route 4, continuing to the Livermore Falls bridge. From there, they will be escorted by the Livermore Falls Police Department up Main Street and will join the Jay Police Department en route to the sound of the bikers’ engines.
The bikers will travel north on Route 4 and take a left onto Riley Road and cross the POW/MIA Bridge and return to the POW/MIA Monument of All Wars by 6:30 p.m. This 18-mile run is in memory of all 18 POW/MIA from Maine during the Vietnam War.
This year marks the 27th consecutive year that the POW/MIA program has taken place. This year’s POW/MIA chairmen are John and Gail Kerns-Dube. VFW Acting Commander Terry Mears will co-chair the program.
The public is invited. Please arrive early enough to observe the impact the United Bikers have on this solemn service.
A light lunch at the VFW post at 64 Jewell St. and the corner of Franklin Road, Route 133, will be served after the ceremony.